We Can Help You Get Fair Compensation After a Rear-End Collision
Rear-end collisions are among the most prevalent automobile accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These collisions commonly happen at traffic lights, intersections, or when traffic is delayed due to accidents or other road conditions.
Drivers must be able to come to a safe stop if a car ahead of them stops or slows down, according to California traffic rules. When a motorist is hit from behind by another vehicle, the striking driver is almost always found to be at blame.
DLC Law has handled many automobile accident claims involving rear-end collisions. If you or a loved one has been hurt, you may be entitled to monetary damages. Our skilled attorneys will vigorously defend your rights, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. Call now at (626) 285-8815 to get started.
Rear-end car collisions: what causes them?
Rear-end collisions can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Driving while distracted
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- The usage of cellphones, texting, and other onboard equipment that might divert a driver’s attention away from the road
If a vehicle follows too closely, he or she may be unable to properly stop, especially on wet or slippery roads. Speed is a major component in many rear-end incidents since drivers are prone to misjudging speed while approaching a stopped vehicle, resulting in a rear-end collision. Finally, it is well knowledge that driving while inebriated can impair a driver’s ability to respond to traffic circumstances and depth perception, which can easily result in a rear-end collision.
Identifying the cause of a rear-end collision
Most rear-end collisions have one thing in common: carelessness. If the striking motorist acted recklessly and collided with another vehicle, culpability is obvious. The second motorist may have been stopped at a stop sign or light, or was slowing down in traffic, and the striking driver was not careful and did not come to a safe stop.
Multi-car crashes are another typical situation in rear-end collisions, in which the initial vehicle collides with another vehicle and the force drives that vehicle into another driver, sometimes initiating a chain reaction involving numerous automobiles.
In these scenarios, if a third automobile strikes the center car and pushes the two cars together, the third car’s driver is most likely to blame. Because the third driver caused the collision between the first and middle automobiles, the first two drivers will have claims against him.
However, in rare instances, the driver of the automobile hit from behind may be partially to blame in a rear-end collision if his or her negligence contributed to the collision in any manner. This is frequently the situation when the brake lights on the struck automobile aren’t working correctly. This can also happen if the struck automobile abruptly stops for no apparent reason or obstructs traffic in such a way that another motorist is unable to escape the accident. Similarly, if the front automobile had a technical problem and the driver decided to stop in the middle of the road rather than move the vehicle to the shoulder, the struck driver might be held responsible.
In these cases, the struck driver’s claim will be reduced by the percentage of responsibility that is attributed to him or her under California’s comparative negligence standards. If the struck driver is found to be 20% at fault and the other motorist is found to be 80% at fault, and the total damages assessed are $100,000, the ultimate payment will be lowered to $80,000.
Rear-end collision attorney
Rear-end collisions can cause serious injuries, especially if the rear vehicle is driving at an excessive speed. Many accident victims have neck and lower back injuries, as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle strains. These collisions can result in lifelong damage or even death, depending on the intensity of the impact. With so much on the line, a successful personal injury claim necessitates the expertise of a skilled automobile accident lawyer.
DLC Law has a track record of successfully assisting rear-end accident victims in obtaining fair compensation. We have the necessary expertise and resources to pursue successful injury claims. Our personal injury lawyers are well-versed in traffic regulations and comparative negligence standards in the state. We frequently negotiate with insurance providers in a complex and thorough manner. We are willing to take a matter to court if an insurer fails to pay the full value of a claim. In every automobile accident case, we work hard to ensure that our clients receive fair compensation.
We treat each customer with care and competence, and we constantly prioritize their needs. You might be eligible to collect damages for lost earnings, medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and other monetary losses if you were wounded in a read-end accident that was not your fault. Please don’t hesitate to contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 for a consultation.